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20 Questions for Jillian Harris

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July 2, 2014


1.What did you want to be when you were 10 years old?
A French immersion teacher.

2. If you couldn’t do your design work anymore, what would you do?
I'd be a chef.

3. In your fridge right now, you would find…?
Oh my god... in Kelowna, it's packed full, but in Vancouver you would find two jars of kombucha, a thing of almond milk, one peach, some margarine and a V8 juice.

5. Coffee or tea?

6. Salad, fries, or half-and-half?

7. If you had to eat one cuisine for the rest of your life, it would be?
I'd have to say Italian.

8. Best words of advice you’ve ever been given? 
You miss 100 per cent of the shots you don't take.

9. End this sentence for me: I can’t start my day without my….

10. Did you have a nickname in school and would you share it?
 Jilly Bean.

11. Hair cut you most regret?
I did this bob, like when I was 14, and that's when Nirvana was really big. So I was pasty white and I had this bob, and really thin eyebrows and wore burgundy lipstick and Dr. Martens.

12. Fashion era you most admire?
 The 20s and 30s. I wish so badly we wore big beautiful dresses still. And hats and beautiful jewelry.

13. How many lipsticks are in your purse right now?
(Counting) 5.

14. How do you feel about Pantone’s colour of the year?
I love dazzling blue, and I've been using a lot of cobalt lately. I approve.

15. Best book you’ve read in the past year?
 It's very sad but true. The 50 Shades.

16. Design trend you can’t wait to be over?
Minimalism. I rented an apartment in Vancouver, and I was really curious about what it would be like to live in a really modern, minimalistic space. And it's all windows, it has a gorgeous panoramic view of Vancouver, but it just has no personality. I feel like I'm in a fishbowl. I come home and I don't feel like it's warm or cozy, and I've just put in my notice. I think a home should be peppered and layered with different parts of your life, and stories and history and personality and texture.

17. Design trend you wish more people were into?
 Traditional and heavily-layered eclectic.

18. If you had to take up residence in a celebrity home, whose would it be?
Martha Stewart. I'm very inspired by her and the timelessness of her style.

19. Celebrity crush?
Channing Tatum

20. App you can’t live without?
Camera Plus and Bakery Story.



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